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"Editors in Times of the Internet" course returns to Knight Center's distance learning roster


The application period is closed.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is once again offering the Spanish version of the course “Editors in Times of the Internet,” from July 11–Aug. 21, 2011, for editors in Latin America and the Caribbean. The instructor is veteran Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos.

"The general idea of the course is to open discussions with editors about the difficult challenges of their profession in a changing world, with new media in growth, and traditional media in decline,” said Ronderos, who created this course for the Knight Center.

"We will also discuss some of the multiple tasks that an editor has to deal with on a daily basis, and what issues they must address to improve or guarantee the quality of the media or section they edit,” she said.

The class will be conducted entirely online and is divided into weekly modules containing audiovisual presentations, documents, and online resources. The course contains weekly exercises, online discussions and forums, and additional assignments. Students can work at their own pace according to their preferred schedules but will be expected to complete the weekly assignments.

Students who are interested in applying for the course have until 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on June 29. For more details, the Course Information Sheet can be found here.

Ronderos is editor of Semana.com and a past-president of the Press Freedom Foundation of Colombia. She will be assisted in the course by Paul Alonso, a Peruvian journalist who is a member of the Knight Center staff and a doctoral student in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas was created by Professor Alves at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism in August 2002 thanks to generous donations from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Center receives also contributions from other donors, including Open Society Foundations, and from The University of Texas at Austin. The Center's main goal is to help journalists in Latin American and the Caribbean who are interested in improving the quality of journalism in their countries.

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